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SOUTH POINT, Ohio — The River Valley girls basketball team suffered a bit of a heartbreaker Thursday night following a 45-42 setback to host South Point in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup in Lawrence County.


The Lady Raiders (6-10, 2-5 OVC) fell behind 13-8 after eight minutes of play, but the guests rallied with a 17-13 second quarter run to pull to within a point at 26-25 at the intermission.


The Lady Pointers (12-2, 5-1) watched as their lead disappeared in the third canto, as RVHS used a small 5-4 spurt to pull even at 30-all headed into the finale. The hosts closed regulation with a small 15-12 run, which ultimately provided the winning tally in the one-possession outcome.


South Point claimed a season sweep with the win after posting a 57-40 decision in Bidwell back on December 9.


Leia Moore led RVHS with a game-high 15 points, followed by Rachael Smith with 11 markers. Shelby Browns and Chelsea Copley were next with six points apiece, while Tianna Qualls contributed two markers to the setback.


Courtney Smith and Mikayla Pope rounded out the River Valley scoring with a point each. The guests were 5-of-12 at the free throw line for 42 percent.


Aundrea Bradburn paced SPHS with 11 points, followed by Abbey Winkler and Haley Rawlins with 10 markers apiece. The Lady Pointers were 6-of-10 at the charity stripe for 60 percent.


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